Fortune Hunters, Season 2

In Season 2, Fortune Hunters continues its engaging and in-depth look at entrepreneurs trying to cash in on popular trends. Follow their risky attempts to grow businesses in tough economic times. Tap into the business acumen of experts who assess the entrepreneurs’ odds of success. And finally for each featured trend, meet a business brain who’s already made it big. Hosted by Dianne Buckner. View full descriptions for each episode: Thirst for Profits: Selling Alcohol (CC) Help Wanted: Profits in the People Business (CC) Cellphone Frenzy: Making Money with Mobile Applications (CC) Healthy Profits: Cashing in on Active Living (CC) Franchise Fame & Fortune (CC) Facebook Factor: Social Networking for Profit (CC) High-end Hopes: Selling Luxury (CC) Eco Initiatives: Weathering Climate Change (CC) Adventure Travel: Marketing Unique Experiences (CC) Security Start-up: Selling Safety (CC) Dollar-wise Dining: Selling Quick Meal Solutions (CC) My First Million: Secrets of Success (CC)

  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • 12 Titles

Included in this collection

Fortune Hunters Adventure Travel: Marketing Unique Experiences

These days, people are eager to explore the world in new and exciting ways. Flying a jet over Antartica, following ancient Inca trails in Peru, or discovering local culture in small African villages — experiential travel has been on the rise. The industry was flying high until it was hit hard by the recessionary times. In November 2008, tourism in ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Cellphone Frenzy: Making Money with Mobile Applications

Canadians send over 45 million text messages every day, a statistic that has cellphone companies “LOL-ing” all the way to the bank. And even in 2009’s murky economy, it looks like the mobile market is still one worth dialing into. Cellphones are a $3.8 trillion dollar worldwide industry, with Canadian market accounting for a $38 billion dollar chunk of that ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Dollar-Wise Dining: Selling Quick Meal Solutions

In this shaky economy, just about everyone is keeping a tighter hold on their wallet. Canadians are trying to cut back on food expenses and, for many of us, that means going back to basics. Almost 90 per cent of Canadians are planning to eat out less this year than they did last year. But while that may be bad ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Eco Initiatives: Weathering Climate Change

With the recession weighing on most consumers’ minds, you might think environmentally friendly thoughts are being pushed to the side. But while demand for green consumer products has dropped somewhat, plenty of North Americans remain committed to doing better by Mother Earth. Both the Canadian and American governments are reacting to the recession by spending to stimulate economic growth. And ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Facebook Factor: Social Networking for Profit

Log on, sign in, and cash out. That seems to be the business model for the multitude of social networking sites that have taken over cyberspace in the past few years. Sites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter dominate the dot com world and our free time. Canadians spend an average of 43 hours per month online, with Facebook and MySpace ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Franchise Fame and Fortune

Franchising plays a big part in our economy. Franchise chains account for $90 billion a year in sales — 10 per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product. And all that money means a whole lot of jobs: over one million Canadians work for a franchised company. Even in an economic downturn, franchising is a reliable business. The industry grew faster ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Healthy Profits: Cashing in on Active Living

Stronger. Higher. Faster. Healthy, active living is on everyone’s mind these days. And recession or not, people always want to eat well and take care of their bodies — and are willing to pay a premium to do it. With thousands of diet-specific food products on the market these days, diet food has become a multi-billion dollar industry. And within ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Help Wanted: Profits in the People Business

This Fortune Hunters episode is all about employment. With dreary job loss numbers all over the news, you’d have to be crazy to start a new employment agency in this industry, right? But the staffing and recruitment industry is ploughing full steam ahead. In 2008 alone, this industry generated over $5.6 billion and employed millions of Canadians. One of the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013